The tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth are referred to as the periodontium. An infection in this area is called periodontal disease.
Many people in Greenbelt, Beltsville, Lanham, Riverdale, Hyattsville, Glenn Dale, and all throughout the world suffer from periodontal disease. Greenbelt Dental Associates is skilled at detecting periodontal disease at its earliest stages and addressing the best ways for you to combat this problem.
Periodontal disease will not go away on its own. A thorough cleaning from a dental office and further instructions on how to best restore your mouth to its optimum functionality are required.
Before periodontal disease occurs, plaque that has not been removed from your teeth turns into a hard substance called tartar. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone and needs to be addressed by a dentist.
When that tartar is not properly cleaned away from where your gums meet your teeth, your gums may become infected and start to recede. As your teeth and gums begin to separate, they leave spaces that can become infected.
At early stages, you may be instructed to change your oral hygiene routine. If necessary, other measures may be taken to reverse the effects of periodontal disease.
Though you may not notice any warning signs at all, there are a few symptoms that may indicate you have periodontal disease. Such symptoms include:
When you have continuous bad breath - also called halitosis - even after brushing, you should speak with a dentist. Bad breath can be a sign of a variety of issues, and periodontal disease is one of them.
If you visit the dentist regularly, periodontal disease can be caught early. A thorough cleaning and inspection of your teeth and mouth are done to determine if there are pockets or recession of gums that are at risk of developing into periodontal disease.
Greenbelt Dental Associates works hand in hand with the leading periodontal professionals in Greenbelt, Beltsville, Lanham, Riverdale, Hyattsville, Glenn Dale, and surrounding areas to save your mouth from periodontal disease.
Please give us a call at (301) 241-8100 if you have any concerns about periodontal diseases or would like to learn more. We are always happy to help!